Ida May Missildine

Ida May Missildine, Rollins CollegeIda May Missildine was the second graduate from Rollins College (she and Clara Guild made up the first graduating class in 1890). Following the completion of her degree, Missildine remained at the College for another year working as an assistant teacher of piano and then studied from 1891-1892 at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Ida May went on to teach music at Converse College in South Carolina for another two years and then continued her education in Berlin in 1894. She eventually settled in Missouri and in 1916 served as organist for the First Presbyterian Church in Kirkwood, Missouri; she retired from there in 1957 as “Organist Emeritus” with a pension of $100 per month for life. In the same year, Missildine was awarded the Rollins Decoration of Honor and a few years earlier, in 1940, she was the recipient of the honor scroll for the Rollins College Golden Circle.

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